"We need think-tanks of open-minded people in every sector who are ready to view everything through a new lens and think outside the box as we head into the increasingly stormy and uncharted waters of global energy and resource depletion and economic contraction," writes Tim Clarke.
This groundbreaking webinar included speakers from Wales, Germany and Ireland's Central Statistics Office, and included discussion of legislation for well-being, and also of the potential benefits of developing an aggregate well-being index alongside a dashboard-style set of well-being indicators.
"Properly understood, money acts simply as a ‘claim’ on the output of the energy economy and driving up the aggregate of monetary claims only increases the scope for their elimination in a process of value destruction," warns Tim Clarke. He goes on to argue that Ireland is in a particularly vulnerable financial position, which is likely to lead to severe problems in the near future.
"Unusually in history – the wealthy and most privileged will at first tend to be at most risk", writes Brian Davey.
In the fifth part of her Enough is Plenty blog series, Anne Ryan suggests that the "clarity and verve" of this book's writing could give it an audience "beyond the marginalised community of those who currently promote sufficiency and related systems".
In this paper Deirdre de Búrca, who has been advocating a Green New Deal since 2009, discusses the politics and substance of such a Deal before tackling some of the monetary and financial issues relating to its implementation.